Nation Red is an arena zombie shooter. Power-ups, level-up, select skills and mow down those minions... That's about it. There is an online and local co-op feature too.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Nation Red in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Nation Red. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.5 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: nationred
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.5
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Steam may not have any fonts due to dwrite functionality
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Nation Red
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Fix the no fonts and no store symptoms...
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Select Nation Red
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Nation Red in your Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
- Video Mode
- Aspect Ratio
- Sync Every Frame
- Image Motion Blur
Nation Red ran well in-game, but during the menu there is a lot of frame lag making it hard to navigate. I also had some issues with sound effects. You can hear some sounds but not others at random times. Otherwise, I was able to play co-op with keyboard/mouse and my old Logitech dual-shock controller.
One thing I definitely liked about Nation Red is the small download and no loading times.